BMW is developing a new generation of internal combustion engines: Report

BMW’s next-generation gasoline and diesel engines are expected to be efficient in reducing overall CO2 emissions.

Through HT automatic office
Jan 17, 2022, 5:50 PM

Next-generation gasoline and diesel engines will feature new piston crown technology.

BMW may be aiming for zero-emission mobility, but the automaker is working on a new generation of gasoline and diesel engines, according to a report from Auto Motor und Sport. The report claims that this new generation of six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines will feature significantly reduced CO2 emission levels.

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The report quotes BMW development director Frank Weber as saying the German luxury car maker will need state-of-the-art combustion engines for a few years to effectively reduce CO2 emissions in the automotive sector. passenger cars worldwide.

The report says that with the six-cylinder engine alone, BMW will be able to reduce CO2 emissions more massively than was the case with a generation change.

Next-generation engines are supposed to have an all-new cylinder head. This new technology is expected to be effective in reducing overall CO2 emissions.

Although the automaker is working on this new technology-based internal combustion engine, BMW said it won’t force its customers to choose between ICE vehicles and electric vehicles. He also said that BMW aims to offer the most durable and innovative vehicles, regardless of the type of driving.

Interestingly, BMW’s strategy of developing a new generation of petrol and diesel engines comes at a time when arch rival Mercedes-Benz is focusing on electric vehicles and has pledged to become carbon neutral in the near future. .

Another German luxury automaker and BMW rival brand Audi has also confirmed that it will introduce its last newly developed internal combustion engine vehicle in 2026 and by 2033 it will phase out combustion engines from all its range of vehicles. Not only Audi and Mercedes-Benz, but several other car brands are also moving towards a zero-emissions future amid growing concerns over vehicle emissions and their impact on global warming.

Date of first publication: January 17, 2022, 5:50 PM IST

Kevin A. Perras